Fresh and local: DEALS

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      Musical genres and subgenres and microgenres come and go, but it seems there will always be a place for dudes playing guitar-based indie rock. And when we say “a place”, we’re referring to our own hearts.

      If you’re anything like us, Vancouver trio DEALS will hit that sweet spot with their latest five-song EP. The surf-and-turf twang of “Bathrobe” and the garage-rawkin’ churn of “Ravens” highlight the work of three guys—namely drummer Brent Glasgow-Brown, guitarist Dave Warne, and bassist Jaroslav Welz (all three are credited with vocals)—who sound as if they spend a lot of time honing their chops in a sweaty rehearsal space.

      It may not be reggaeton-inspired trapstep, but we dig it.